I was probably fourteen when I picked up this book, while browsing a small bookstore. I remember loving the smell of the old books and being drawn to the cover style of this book. When I read the title I had the "AHA!" moment. I was just starting my writing journey and I wanted to… Continue reading Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing
In my post about How to Start Writing I wrote about the Five Elements of Story (Character, Setting, Plot, Conflict, and Theme). As you can probably tell by the title of this blog post, I'll be helping you develop your own characters. Because every story need characters and every good story needs believable characters. And here are my… Continue reading How to Create Believable Characters for Your Book
First things first, you need an idea! An idea can come from nowhere, but it mostly like starts from one of the Five Story Elements. These elements are: characters, setting, conflict, plot, and themes. A lot of the time a writer's idea starts at one element and then they have to flesh the idea out… Continue reading How to Start Writing
Hello Reader, this will be my first post about my book in-progress, The Last Queen of Terrivea. I am in the early stages of writing my first draft, which is currently at 20,000 words. It's a fantasy book following my female main character Ophelia Durand. It's currently written in third person limited point of view. As I… Continue reading The Last Queen of Terrivea
As a writer I feel pressured to make progress in my book everyday, and I'm sure other readers feel the same way. However, sometimes it's hard to make that progress, especially when you're spending your time writing a blog. As a writer it is difficult to convince yourself that what you are doing is a… Continue reading About Progress
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